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Wilsons Menu

7/29/14 – 2:13 P.M.

A Findlay institution is going back to its roots. Wilson’s Sandwich Shop recently dropped several recent additions to the menu, like chicken and pulled pork sandwiches. General Manager Doug Baker says there were a few different reasons to make the move…

Audio: Doug Baker

Baker added a couple of items will be held over…

Audio: Doug Baker

Wilson’s is celebrating it’s 78th anniversary this year.

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7/29/14 – 1:15 P.M.

Two women were arrested for possession of heroin in Ada last Friday. The Hardin County Crime Task Force reports a traffic stop led to the discovery of 24 hits of heroin in one of the suspect’s cars. A second stop found seven more hits of heroin. The Task Force then searched one the home of one of the suspects, finding 111 more hits.

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7/29/14 – 12:46 P.M.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told local leaders they plan to stick to a flood study schedule they announced in April. Representatives from the Corps were in town Monday. Hancock County Commissioner Phil Riegel talked about what was said during today’s commissioner meeting.

Lt. Col. Karl Jansen told those on hand they are committed to completing the flood study by 2016. That’s no different than what was said in April when the Corps announced it would take that long to finish. The announcement caught many off guard because it was an 18 month extension beyond what the Corps had said in the past.

Findlay service-safety director Paul Schmelzer and Hancock County Engineer project manager Steve Wilson were also involved in yesterday’s meeting. Riegle says no details on plans were talked about.

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7/29/14 – 11:00 A.M.

The second victim of a Sunday plane crash in Hancock County has been identified. Family members say 26-year-old Tiesha McQuin of Toledo was killed in the crash that also killed Grob Systems CEO Ralf Bronnenmeier. McQuin had a 3-year-old daughter.

The crash happened around 1:11 a.m. Sunday on Hancock County Road 18 between Cass Township Road 215 and Hancock County Road 216. The crash remains under investigation.

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7/28/14 – 7:28 A.M.

A Fostoria teenager is a finalist in a nationwide science competition. 15-year-old Paul Sowders submitted a 15 second video for the “Inspire a Future Scientist” contest, and is now in the running to win a $1,000 prize.

Sowders’ video was about increasing chick hatching rates by implementing scientific methods.

He is seeking votes for his project online. You can vote once per day.

MORE: Future Scientist Contest

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7/28/14 – 7:23 A.M.

Gas prices are down as we start another work week. Ohiogasprices.com reports the statewide average for regular is $3.36 a gallon. However the website reports at least one station in Bowling Green is selling for under three dollars this morning. Last week we were paying $3.49 a gallon.

Findlay drivers are paying around $3.35 a gallon to start the week. The average is $3.33 in Ottawa and Fostoria.

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7/28/14 – 7:18 A.M.

The Wood County Fair kicks off today and runs through August 4th. This year’s highlight event will be the “Monster Truck Throwdown” Saturday night. Other grandstand events include a cheerleading competition at the grandstand at 2 p.m. Friday at the grandstand and a drag racing competition at 7 p.m. that same day.

Opening ceremonies are set for 7:15 p.m. tonight. The Wood County youth parade will follow in the grandstand.

Daily admission is six dollars. A week long pass costs $24.

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7/28/14 – 6:48 A.M.

Firefighters were called to a Findlay fast food restaurant early Saturday morning. A grease fire broke out in the kitchen at the Burger King at 717 West Trenton Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

Employees were able to partially extinguish the flames before firefighters arrived. The fire started in a fryer. The machine was damaged and there was smoke damage in the kitchen.

The fire remains under investigation.

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7/28/14 – 5:26 A.M.

The traffic pattern on the U.S. 224 bridge over I-75 in Findlay changed over the weekend. Traffic is now using the new south side of the bridge while the old northern part of the bridge is now closed. The southern entrance and exit ramps reopened. The northern exit and entrance ramps have been closed for the time being. They’ll remain closed for about two weeks.

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